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Update Center

We appreciate the help and support of our staff, students and families as we address this continually evolving situation.  We’ll continue to communicate as often as possible through a variety of venues, including this web page.  

October 23, 2020

Update: Bagged Meal Service Will Pause Monday Oct 26

Free bagged meal service will pause Monday Oct 26 while school is not in session.  Service resumes on Tuesday.
Please click here to check the distribution schedule for pickup locations and times.

September 22, 2020
Free Breakfast & Lunch Available to Children During Digital Learning
NEW! Bus Hubs Added to Distribution Sites Beginning Wed 9/23

Free bagged meals are available weekdays when school is in session to children 18 years of age and younger. Parents/Guardians can pick up the bagged meal without students present. 

View Distribution Schedule, Locations

Even though meals are free, we encourage families to fill out the Application for Free/Reduced Price Meals.

  • Qualifying for free or reduced price lunch may also qualify your family to pay a lower fee or no fee for school activities.  
  • Students who qualify take the ACT Test at school for free.  
  • Families who qualify are helping Duluth schools receive additional education funds and discounts. 

Click here to apply for Free/Reduced Price Lunch.


September 15, 2020
Elementary Hybrid In-Person Learning

Elementary in-person hybrid starts next week, school personnel have been busy preparing. Facilities staff worked much of the summer cleaning, marking hallways and cafeterias for distancing, installing hand sanitizing stations and more. Now principals and teachers are gearing up for the arrival of students!

There's a web page to help families understand what to expect when students are in school.

View the Web Page

September 8, 2020

Update: Free Breakfast/Lunch Available to Duluth Students

Free bagged meals are available weekdays to Duluth students 18 years of age and younger. No paperwork necessary, any student can pick up a meal at any location. 
Please click here to check the distribution schedule for pickup locations and times.

September 4, 2020
Tier 1 Emergency Child Care 

If you have questions, please contact:
Community Education: 218-336-8760 or
KEY Zone: 218-336-8900 x2 

Registration has now closed for Emergency Tier 1 Child Care. If you are an eligible Tier 1 worker with children enrolled in ISD 709 and are still in need of child care during regular school hours (7:45am - 2:15pm) please contact us. 

Families who need school age care after school hours on in person hybrid days at the elementary schools starting Sept. 21 can register with KEY Zone at

Concern or question?

Student and staff safety is our top priority. If you have a question, concern or comment about any health or safety issue, please let us know.


Resources: MN Department of Health

COVID-19 Hotline: Questions about COVID-19? Call the MDH COVID-19 Hotline at 651-201-3920 Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Resources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resources: St. Louis County Health Department